I would like to welcome myself back to my little corner of the Web. Many reasons kept me away from these pages since October 2013 but a scarcity of topics was never among them. I did, in fact, write several drafts and short snippets I simply never saw as "done". Still, by now they're as finished as they'll ever be and there's no point nursing them further. Besides, new fascinating topics abound. One way or another, I hope to keep things decidedly more lively.